Montana Department of Transportation

Working with MDT

Upcoming Projects

The Montana Department of Transportation does not currently maintain a specific long range plan for consultant utilization. As projects are nominated, internal staff analyzes the capability for MDT to complete the work internally, at which time the decision is made to design with internal MDT staff or to utilize a consultant firm.

Be sure to check out the Current RFQs and RFPs page to see current project/term contract solicitations.

The table below contains known projects/term contracts coming up that the MDT is planning to utilize external consultant services for at this time.

Table 1 - Known upcoming projects that will utilize external consultant services
Project / Term ContractGeneral Scope of ServicesProjected Date of Consultant Selection
Gold Creek Rest Area Study to evaluate options for the Gold Creek Rest Area facility. The study will evaluate two alternatives: a reduced-services option (truck parking), and an abandonment option. The end result of the study will be a report that evaluates the need for continued reduced services at this location and summarizes the costs associated with those services. Additionally, the study will include an analysis of the costs associated with an abandonment option. 2017/2018
Cultural Resources Term Contracts Term contracts for conducting cultural and archeological resource inventories for specific projects. The purpose of the resource inventories is the identification and evaluation of known or suspected cultural or archeological resource sites within the project's area of potential effect. Fall 2017
Reserve – East Proposed capital improvement project on Secondary Highway 258 from reference post 0.0 to 11.4. Initial project analysis will be performed using the Other (OT) phase in order to evaluate viability of project scope, complete pre-NEPA activities, evaluate capital improvement options, identify the preferred improvement option, and to develop an accurate construction estimate. The selected consultant for the OT phase will be retained for full design services, depending on the viability of improvement options (if no viable options are identified, the PE phase will not be pursued). Firms will be evaluated and selected based on their qualifications to complete both the OT and PE phases. Winter 2017/2018
7th Ave NW Sidewalks- Choteau Transportation Alternatives project for the design of ADA compliant sidewalks, curb ramps, driveway and alley approaches. The project is located in Choteau along the west side of 7th Avenue NW between the Choteau High School and 7th Street NW. The project was selected as part of the 2017-2018 round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding and the TA application from the City of Choteau is available here. Winter 2017/2018
Sidewalks Phase II-Cascade Transportation Alternatives project for the design of ADA compliant sidewalks, curb ramps, alley approaches and a retaining wall. The project is located in Cascade along 3rd Street between 4th and 2nd Avenues South, along 2nd Street between 4th Avenue South and Central Avenue, and along 3rd Avenue South between 1st and 3rd Streets. The project was selected as part of the 2017-2018 round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding and the TA application from the Town of Cascade is available here. Winter 2017/2018
Sidewalks-Fairfield Transportation Alternatives project for the design of ADA compliant sidewalks, curb ramps, curb and gutter, and crosswalks. The project is located in Fairfield along 2nd Avenue North between 6th and 7th Streets North, along 1st Avenue North from mid-block between 4th and 5th Streets eastward to 7th Street North, along 5th Street North from 1st Avenue North southward approximately 100 feet, along 6th Street North between 1st Avenue North and Central Avenue, along Division Lane from Central Avenue West southward approximately 450 feet, and along Central Avenue West from Division Lane to Parkway (Highway 89). The project was selected as part of the 2017-2018 round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding and the TA application from the Town of Fairfield is available here. Winter 2017/2018
Sidewalks-Twin Bridges Transportation Alternatives project for the design of ADA compliant sidewalks, curb ramps, curb and gutter, and crosswalks. The project is located in Twin Bridges along West 6th Avenue between Wray and Main Streets, along North Bridge Street between West 5th and 6th Avenues, along West 5th Avenue between North Bridge and Main Streets, along Wray Street between West 8th and West 6th Avenues, and along West 8th Avenue from Wray Street eastward to mid-block. The project was selected as part of the 2017-2018 round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding and the TA application from the Town of Twin Bridges is available here. Winter 2017/2018
O St-Bennett St Connector-Livingston Transportation Alternatives project for the design of ADA compliant shared-use path, sidewalk, and curb ramps. The project is located in Livingston along Park Street (N-11) from O Street eastward to connect with the existing shared-use path near Veteran’s Bridge, and along O Street between Callender Street and Park Street. The project was selected as part of the 2017-2018 round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding and the TA application from the City of Livingston is available here. Winter 2017/2018
Lewis & King St Walks-E Helena Transportation Alternatives project for the design of ADA compliant sidewalks, curb ramps, and crosswalks. The project is located in East Helena along the north side of East Lewis Street between Lake Helena Drive and Oak Ave and along the south side of East King Street and west side of North Montana Avenue between Radley School and East Clinton Street. The project was selected as part of the 2017-2018 round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding and the TA application from East Helena Public Schools is available here. Winter 2017/2018
Nyhagen Rd Path-Cut Bank Transportation Alternatives project for the design of an ADA compliant multi-use path. The project is located in Cut Bank beginning at the eastern terminus of the sidewalk along Highway 213 (S-213) eastward along the south side of Hyhagen Road for 0.9 miles, south along the western edge of the Cut Bank sports complex and Glacier County Historical Society for 0.5 miles and ending at Old Kevin Highway. The project was selected as part of the 2017-2018 round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding and the TA application from Glacier County is available here. Winter 2017/2018
Benton Avenue Path-Helena Transportation Alternatives project for the design of an ADA compliant multi-use path. The project is located in Helena along the east side of Benton Avenue from the intersection with the Centennial trail just north of the access road to the City of Helena Transfer Station, north across the railroad tracks and continuing north to the terminus of the existing paved multi-use path near the intersection of Benton Avenue and Elmwood Lane. The project was selected as part of the 2017-2018 round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding and the TA application from the City of Helena is available here. Winter 2017/2018
Bike/Ped Path II Hwy 93-Kalispell Transportation Alternatives project for the design of an ADA compliant multi-use path. The project is located in Kalispell along the west side of Highway 93 adjacent to the Kalispell Youth Athletic Complex from the tunnel under the highway just north of Three Mile Drive, extending north approximately 900 feet to the terminus of the recently constructed shared-use path in the Spring Prairie Phase IV development. The project was selected as part of the 2017-2018 round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding and the TA application from the City of Kalispell is available here. Winter 2017/2018
Main Street ADA-Deer Lodge Transportation Alternatives project for the design of ADA compliant curb ramps and sidewalk. The project is located in Deer Lodge along Main Street between Texas and California Streets. The project was selected as part of the 2017-2018 round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding and the TA application from the City of Deer Lodge is available here. Winter 2017/2018
Round Butte Rd Path-Ronan Transportation Alternatives project for the design of ADA compliant sidewalk, multi-use path, curb ramps, and landscaping. The project is located in Ronan along Round Butte Road from the Ronan Middle School westward to the existing path west of the railroad tracks. The project was selected as part of the 2017-2018 round of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding and the TA application from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is available here. Winter 2017/2018
Kalispell Bypass – South Half Comprehensive design services for a capital improvement project on the Kalispell Bypass. The intent of this project is to widen the existing 2-lane portion of the Bypass to 4 lanes (Foys Lake Road to US 93). Additionally, the project will include new grade-separated interchanges at the Airport Road intersection and the Foys Lake Road intersection. Services will be needed The consultant will be required to provide comprehensive design services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) roadway design, bridge design, geotechnical, survey, public involvement, R/W design, and potentially R/W acquisition. Winter 2017/2018
Clark Fork – 1 Mile NW of Trout Creek Comprehensive design services for a bridge rehabilitation project of the Clark Fork Bridge, near Trout Creek. The general intent of the project is to replace the deck of this structure, due to the deteriorated condition. Primarily due to the narrow width and need to maintain traffic on the structure, MDT has elected to deliver this project to construction through the alternative delivery method of CMGC. The selected design consultant will be required to provide all of the necessary services needed to work with MDT and a construction Contractor to develop a rehabilitation solution for this structure. Effective communication skills will be critical for this project. Winter 2017/2018
Paradise East (East Section) Proposed capital improvement project on Hwy 200, east of Paradise, on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Preliminary project limits are from RP 85.35 to RP 90.59. Full comprehensive design services are needed, including (but not limited to) survey, roadway design, geotechnical investigation, analysis & design, public involvement, hydraulics analysis & design, traffic analysis & design, R/W design, and potentially R/W acquisition. An Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI) have been completed. A re-evaluation of the EA will be necessary. Coordination with the CSKT will be important during project development, as it will be a challenge to find an alignment and grade that is constructible and supported by both MDT and CSKT. The geotechnical component will also be important, given the terrain.

Supplemental Information:
Winter 2017/2018
SF 159 Lola Shephard Intersection Impr Proposed capital improvement project in Helena on US Hwy 12/Hwy 287, with approximate limits of RP 46.4 to RP 47.0. Work on the Highway 12 frontage road (North Street/Tricia Street), as well as several intersecting roadways is also included. The proposed scope of work is generally to improve intersection operations within the project limits. Refer to the Preliminary Field Review report for further details on the project location and limits, and scope of work.

This project will be developed in two phases, with the consultant being selected for both phases with this solicitation. The first phase will be to analyze the current concept design to determine if there are feasible alternatives. Also included in the first phase will be a heightened public involvement component to solicit input on the acceptability of the preliminary design concept (or alternatives). The second phase will then be detailed design and development of a final PS&E package for the preferred solution.

The selected consultant will be required to provide comprehensive design services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) traffic operations analysis, geometrics design, traffic signal analysis and design, roadway design, geotechnical investigation, analysis and design, significant public involvement, hydraulics, electrical, and R/W design.

Supplemental information
Winter/Spring 2018
Statewide Airport Pavement Condition Index The work included in this project will require Pavement Condition Indexes (PCI’s) at approximately 56 general aviation airports located throughout the state of Montana. Each airport to be surveyed will receive a detailed field examination and pavement analysis utilizing sound engineering techniques compatible with the MicroPaver system. Individual pavement distress types will be identified, such as alligator cracking, rutting, raveling, block cracking, etc. A PCI listing and its respective pavement ratings will be developed for all airports receiving a PCI. A written PCI report will be compiled listing the PCI results, recommendations and overall summaries to include family analysis curves, PCI predictions, tables of PCI summary ratings, system-wide pavement conditions, the pavement life cycle figure, and a budget condition forecast. Spring 2018
Construction Contract Administration Term Contract Term Contracts for construction inspection and contract administration services on an as-needed, project-specific basis to augment MDT construction field staff to perform elements of field inspection, material testing, construction surveying, construction administration, and quality assurance. It is expected that several term contracts will be executed in time for the 2018 construction season, and will likely extend through the 2019 construction season. These services are needed statewide, though specific term contracts may be executed for regions or MDT Districts. Spring 2018
Malta – South Proposed major rehabilitation on the existing alignment of N-61 (US 191) from RP 147.4 to 156.8. The Preliminary Field Review report is complete (see below for link to report). Mapping, engineering, and cadastral surveys have been completed, as well as some very preliminary road design work (see below for links to this information). Sanderson Stewart has performed survey work for this project.

The work is to complete the design, which includes widening the existing roadway, adjustments to the vertical alignment to increase safety, a new surfacing section, culvert replacements, and minor work on the existing bridge over Alkali Creek. Four drainage crossings were recently replaced with culverts that would be extended. Additionally, the local community has expressed interest in non-motorized accommodations for the last mile or so of the project (northern limit near Malta). This will have to be considered during design, including helping MDT work through policies and procedures regarding these types of facilities. The selected consultant will be required to provide comprehensive design services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) roadway design, geotechnical investigation, analysis and design, hydraulics, traffic, and R/W design. The public involvement component is also included as only a news release has been distributed to date.

Supplemental information:
Spring/Summer 2018
CMGC Independent Cost Estimator Term Contract for Independent Cost Estimator (ICE) on an as-needed basis for Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC) Contracts. The selected Independent Cost Estimator will provide a series of detailed cost estimates throughout project development for the Department’s CM/GC projects. Estimates developed by the ICE will be used to establish, compare, and approve the Construction Manager / General Contractor’s pricing for a given project. Cost estimates and models will be developed, including all cost elements. The ICE will be required to obtain independent subcontractor and vendor quotes, as well as analyze and critique production schedules. The ICE will work closely with and become a part of the overall Project Team. Fall 2018